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Hello from alaska, im just heading over in a few hours to sign the paperwork on my bike and pick her up.



Any "MUST DO's" for a brand new tw200 (2012)?



Ive read about the chain, does that apply etc, just looking for info like that.



Thanks guys.



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Just check out oil level-brake levels. Oh heck anything with liquid... If you can trust the dealer then battery level won't be an issue for the rest of the year.

Tire pressure,chain adjustments etc.

"NOW" go out there and get use to the way she rides and handles.................... (o;. Have a blast....................................OMM.
 

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I think its gonna be perfect for me. Im coming from a wingy rm125 dirt bike, im to old to be trying to keep her revved up and flying all the time, it definitely wasnt a trail bike.



Cant wait to get on the tw, seemes like the perfect bike for the part of alaska i live in.
 

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The stock chain does suck, but there isn't a reason I can think of not to use it until it dies. Only problem with it is that it doesn't last as long as it should.
 

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If your dealer there is anything like my dealer where I bought this bike, don't trust them to do anything right. Check everything that's important to you, like the motor oil and tire pressure. I should have gone over the entire thing before I bought it, but it was late, I was tired and I was eager to get it home. I still need to adjust a turn signal that for some reason, the assembler must have thought existed to signal aircraft.j



Good luck with your bike! I'm sure you'll it. Welcome to the forum and I'd love to see some AK / TW pictures.
 

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The stock chain will wipe out both of your sprockets much quicker then if you put a decent chain on now and get a lot more miles out of them. Once worn you have to replace them all as a set for maximum life.





Oh and make sure the battery overflow tube is connected to the battery.



Double check all of your nuts and bolts for tightness.. Much depends weather an old salt or cabin boy got to assemble it out of the crate.
 

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waY TO GO I JUST TRADED MY YZ 125 FOR A REAL CLEAN TDUB EVEN TRADE TO A MUCH YOUNGER GUY I ALSO FELT YZ WAS WAY NOT RIDE I WANTED BLUE FUEL KLOTZ AND HAVEN TO HAUL IT EVREY TIME I WANTED TO RIDE. NOW I JUST OPEN THE GARAGE DOOR AND HIT THE MAGIC BUTTON AND AIM N SHOOT. UP IN ALASKA U SHOULD HAVE A BLAST JUST KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN FOR THE FIRST 500 OR SO LISTEN FOR UNUSUAL NOISES NO HEADPHONES N HAVE FUN
 

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Hello from alaska, im just heading over in a few hours to sign the paperwork on my bike and pick her up.



Any "MUST DO's" for a brand new tw200 (2012)?



Ive read about the chain, does that apply etc, just looking for info like that.



Thanks guys.



Todd




Check the battery,if it is a bikemaster brand....change it.Mine had this very battery in it and it leaked fluid from the caps.....luckily not on the frame etc.Maybe a yuasa or a shorai(I plan on buying a shorai when the funds are available!).WELCOME! and I agree with the above post that we would like to see pictures of Alaska.
 

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If your dealer there is anything like my dealer where I bought this bike, don't trust them to do anything right. Check everything that's important to you, like the motor oil and tire pressure. I should have gone over the entire thing before I bought it, but it was late, I was tired and I was eager to get it home. I still need to adjust a turn signal that for some reason, the assembler must have thought existed to signal aircraft.j



Good luck with your bike! I'm sure you'll it. Welcome to the forum and I'd love to see some AK / TW pictures.
Mine too. I waited for my bike, rode it home then up the hill to my daughter's - a total of 16 miles. Half way home it died on a steep downhill section - "Couldn't be fuel.", I said. "I've only gone a few miles and this thing's supposed to get 70 plus mpg." I hit the starter a couple of times, nothing. Then, just for giggles, I switched to reserve and she started right up. My dealer was too cheep to even put a full tank in her, probably around a half gallon. Amazing! Check EVERYTHING! Remember, it arrives at the dealership unassembled and without fluids in her.
 

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It is "mostly" assembled when it arrives at the dealership. Seat, battery, bars, mirrors and controls are just about all they have to do. I think they may have to put the front tire on too.
 

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I cant wait to get some trips in and get you guys some pics of the tw in action in alaska. so places i want to ride up here. A good friend picks his up soon, next summer will be a ton of trips.
 

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Also,start thinkning about rejetting the carb...it will run much better and cooler!.Plenty of info on this forum,including what jet to use for whatever elevation above sea level you are!.
 
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